This Paleo Blueberry Jam recipes is made with fresh blueberries, sweetened with raw honey, and is sweet, but not too sweet, and tastes great in a Paleo almond butter and jam sandwich. Some quick notes: I would get sweeter blueberries, so you don’t have to use as much honey. Don’t dump it in all at once, do about half, then taste it. Add until it is as sweet as you like, as the fruit’s natural sweetness does make a difference. Also, if you don’t drink wine, water or juice is fine. Watch the blueberries and make sure to stir them often.
So, one more day of vacation speak and then we’ll move on to the next big thing. So we got to go to Cozumel, Mexico for our cruise and while we were there, we got to see Gavin Degraw live, which was really cool (again, Angel’s yearly concert/birthday present). We were in the 4th row and he sang some old and new, which is a good mix. We told them we had just got engaged, so they moved us up waaaay in the front! But before that, we were in Cozumel, Mexico. I wouldn’t personally go here again. It’s nothing but resorts and resorts and fake gifts and beaches and cheap booze to buy in the bottle. We’re from the beach, so we didn’t really care about drinking over-priced drinks on the beach full of tourists, so we hired a local to drive us around to all of the local things. Turns out, there are no local things so we entered the rat race of tequila tastings and American-ized Mexican food. Blah. It was fine, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The water was beautiful, and I had a great view of my gorgeous man without a phone in his hand, so I was happy. Oh! Best part! We had one of those fish pedicures! It was crazy! It felt like tiny vibrations all over your legs and ankles and feet – but they were fish eating the dead skin. Weird, but a cool experience we hadn’t tried before. And Angel made some friends with the people working there, which is always fun. I was very glad to be home and eat Paleo again though!
Recipe: Paleo Blueberry Jam
- 1 ½ cups Blueberries
- ¼ cup Red Wine or Water
- 1 ½ Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 ½ Tbsp raw Rapsflower Blossom Honey*
- 5 fresh Mint Leaves
- *We like to use a savory honey, like rapsflower blossom honey, but any type will do just fine. You just may taste a little more honey flavor if you don’t get a delicate-tasting kind.
- Combine the blueberries, red wine or water (I like the flavor of red wine and the alcohol cooks out, but if you are a strict Paleo practicioner, then go with water), lemon juice and honey in a blender or food processor and pulse a couple of times to break up the fruit and incorporate the honey. Again, if you’re not sure how sweet your blueberries are, add a little honey, taste, sweeten, repeat…until you get it to your liking.
- Then cut the mint leaves in half and add them and the blueberries to a small saucepan. You’ll want to leave them in larger pieces so you can fish them out easier at the end. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the heat down to low (~2.5) and simmer until the jam is thick. You’ll want to stir this occasionally, to keep the jam from getting gummy or clumpy. This process should take about 20-25 minutes.
- Once almost at the desired consistency, fish out the mint leaves and remove from the heat. Again, it is important to do this, BEFORE it is the thickness because it will thicken once it cools too. If you cook it too long, when it cools, it will be hard. So watch for that.
- Makes 1 cup
- This recipe is Vegan!
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 30 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
Or try our Paleo Strawberry Jam!